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Rebecca Highton by Rebecca Highton Additional Needs

Rebecca Highton

Rebecca Highton

I am a mum of twins, one has special needs. I enjoy blogging about life and the reality of parenting.

With living in the North East, we have no family close by to help up out. Both of our families live in the North West, yet we are settled and happy in the North East.

Since having the boys, we have discovered a whole new meaning to family, because family is not just who you are related to, it is who is there for you.

The first new family we became a part of after having Rory and Alfie was our twin family.

We are part of a group with 8 other twin families who mean the world to us.

We all met at our antenatal classes and have been friends since, with our children having birthdays spanning over the space of 3 months, with Rory and Alfie being the oldest having their birthday in September, to the youngest set of twins being born in November.

It is a group I am so proud to be a part of and a group I adore.

Not only do we all talk every day, but we support each other and are there to offer words of advice, as well as to cheer each other on in everything we do. We love each other’s children unconditionally and have a bond that is unexplainable.

The second new family we became a part of is our nursery family.

When Rory and Alfie joined St Gabriel’s, we went through every emotion- excitement, fear, worry, wonder, etc.

Within a week, any reservations we had went away. We had looked at several nurseries before settling on St Gabriel’s, and we could not have made a better decision.

As soon as we started looking round the nursery, we knew it was the one for us. It felt perfect.

It was so welcoming, and the staff were just lovely, as well as having an excellent bond with the children they cared for.

And this love for the nursery and the staff has grown with time. All of the staff adore Rory and Alfie, not only because they are twins, but as tiny people in their own right.

Each of them has formed bonds with all of the staff there, not just their key workers.

They have fun every day and look forward to going. They are relaxed and cared for there, it truly is amazing.


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